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    Two-dimentional Forces

    In a two-dimensional tug-of-war, Alex, Betty, and Charles pull horizontally on an automobile tire at the angles shown in the picture. The tire remains stationary in spite of the three pulls. Alex pulls with force FA of magnitude 220 N, and Charles pulls with force FC of magnitude 177 N. Note that the direction of FC is not given. What is the minimum magnitude of Betty's force FB ?[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG] There is a 149 degree angle between Alex and Betty.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGpO6790 View Post
    In a two-dimensional tug-of-war, Alex, Betty, and Charles pull horizontally on an automobile tire at the angles shown in the picture. The tire remains stationary in spite of the three pulls. Alex pulls with force FA of magnitude 220 N, and Charles pulls with force FC of magnitude 177 N. Note that the direction of FC is not given. What is the minimum magnitude of Betty's force FB ?[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG] There is a 149 degree angle between Alex and Betty.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/GBLPUB%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]
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